George Finley Brooks

4 November 1833–27 October 1911 (Age 77)
Harwich, Essex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of George Finley

When George Finley Brooks was born on 4 November 1833, in Harwich, Essex, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Philip Brooks, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Harper, was 27. He married Hannah Charlotte Bowthorpe on 13 February 1858, in Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 5, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 27 October 1911, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Finley Brooks
Hannah Charlotte Bowthorpe
Marriage: 13 February 1858
George Thomas Brooks
Julia Lucretia Brooks
Daniel Hamer Brooks
Finley George Brooks
Hannah Charlotte Brooks
Edmund William Brooks
David Francis Brooks
Major Chandler Brooks
Frederick Bowthorpe Brooks
Austin Bowthorpe Brooks
Harry Bowthorpe Brooks

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 February 1858Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 10
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 21
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    English: usually a variant of Brook , with excrescent -s. The optional addition of -s, with no grammatical function, is usually post-medieval, but some examples of the same person's name occurring with and without -(e)s have been noted as early as the 14th century in South Lancashire. The -es in such cases probably has neither a plural nor a genitival function, and the name means ‘dweller at the brook’, not ‘dweller at the brooks’. A plural sense cannot be ruled out elsewhere, but a non-grammatical -(e)s must also be considered a strong possibility.Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.Americanized form of German Brucks .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (65)

    • George F Brooks, "United States Census, 1860"
    • George F in entry for Finly G Brooks and Evelyn H Heath, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • George F Brooks in entry for Edmund J Brooks, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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